Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kicked in the teeth


Welcome to my happy blog that turned into a non happy blog due to a phone call this morning. I spent last night determining what I wanted to talk about and was pretty excited to do so today.
However, sometimes plans don’t happen. Sometimes life just comes along and kicks you in the teeth without warning. That happened to me this morning.

As I was getting ready for work my cell phone rang. I get up to go answer it since no one ever calls me on the darn thing and I was curious as to who it was. Turns out it is my mother.

Now since I rarely ever talk to my mother on the phone, maybe 2 or 3 times a year, I knew something was up. She proceeds to tell me that my Uncle Bill had a heart attack and is in intensive care. Great. Then she proceeds to tell me that my Uncle David ended up being kept at the hospital last night when he went for an appointment. You know when they keep you after a routine appointment it isn’t a good thing.

After that incredibly uplifting phone call I drive to work and call David’s wife to find out what is going on. Turns out he has a large mass on his lung. She says they think he has lung cancer but are not 100% sure. They are doing a biopsy today on the mass. They also found spots on his liver. And I guess he is on oxygen.

This sent me into a tailspin. A pretty hard core depressed state to be honest. My grandmother passed away due to lung cancer. I don’t think I am ready for anything to happen to either one of them.

So….sorry no cheer from me today. No funny quips or smiles. Just a few knocked out teeth and a bruise where my heart is.

1 comment:

  1. Nothing to say that will help. Just know that I'm thinking about you and hoping your family gets good news.